Patchwork Economies in Europe: Economic Strategies Among Homeless Romanian Roma in Copenhagen

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Patchwork Economies in Europe : Economic Strategies Among Homeless Romanian Roma in Copenhagen. / Ravnbøl, Camilla Ida.

Constructing Roma Migrants: European Narratives and Local Governance. ed. / Tina Magazzini; Stefano Piemontese. Cham : Springer VS, 2019. p. 209-226 (IMISCOE Research).

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Harvard

Ravnbøl, CI 2019, Patchwork Economies in Europe: Economic Strategies Among Homeless Romanian Roma in Copenhagen. in T Magazzini & S Piemontese (eds), Constructing Roma Migrants: European Narratives and Local Governance. Springer VS, Cham, IMISCOE Research, pp. 209-226.

APA

Ravnbøl, C. I. (2019). Patchwork Economies in Europe: Economic Strategies Among Homeless Romanian Roma in Copenhagen. In T. Magazzini, & S. Piemontese (Eds.), Constructing Roma Migrants: European Narratives and Local Governance (pp. 209-226). Cham: Springer VS. IMISCOE Research

Vancouver

Ravnbøl CI. Patchwork Economies in Europe: Economic Strategies Among Homeless Romanian Roma in Copenhagen. In Magazzini T, Piemontese S, editors, Constructing Roma Migrants: European Narratives and Local Governance. Cham: Springer VS. 2019. p. 209-226. (IMISCOE Research).

Author

Ravnbøl, Camilla Ida. / Patchwork Economies in Europe : Economic Strategies Among Homeless Romanian Roma in Copenhagen. Constructing Roma Migrants: European Narratives and Local Governance. editor / Tina Magazzini ; Stefano Piemontese. Cham : Springer VS, 2019. pp. 209-226 (IMISCOE Research).

Bibtex

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